Published Work

Anton Walbrook: a life of masks and mirrors
Oxford/Berlin: Peter Lang, 2020
ISBN 978 1789977103

Joseph Pike: the happy Catholic artist
Kibworth: Matador, 2017
ISBN 978 1788037 778

A Carnal Medium: fin-de-siècle essays on the photographic nude
Portsmouth: Callum James Books, 2012
ISBN 978-0957450103


“The Richmonds, Palestine and the Catholic Press, 1967-80.” – British Catholic History Vol.36, No.3  (April 2023)

“Cameras on Film Part 4: A Dandy in Aspic (1968).” – Photographica World No.173 (2023)

“History of the Speed Camera.” – Photographica World No.173 (2023)

“Cameras on Film Part 3: The Philadelphia Story (1940) and High Society (1954).” – Photographica World No.172 (2022)

“Cameras on Film Part 2: Photographing Fairies (1997) and Fairytale: a true story (1997).” – Photographica World No.171 (2022)

“Popowitz, Daguerre and the Shanty on the Mound.” – Photographica World No.171 (2022)

“Cameras on Film Part 1: Fatty’s Tintype Tangle (1915) and The Cameraman (1928).” – Photographica World No.170 (2022)

“Dark Knight: the case of the missing vicar and the clifftop camera.” – Photographica World No.170 (2022)

“The Photography of William Joseph Harding King (1869-1933).” – Photographica World No.169 (2021)

“In Search of A.O. Roth.” – Photographica World No.169 (2021)

“The View from Elsewhere: Anton Walbrook”, SourceNo. (2021)

“The Postcard Art of Joseph Pike”, Picture Postcard Monthly No.489 (January 2020)

“Owen Angel and His Camera”, Photographica World No.163 (2019)

“A Monk of Magdalen: Abbot Oswald Hunter-Blair OSB”, Magdalen College Record 2018

“The Curse of the Camera Fiend”, Picture Postcard Monthly No.473 (September 2018)

“Mad Dogs and Englishmen’: Hydrophobia, Europhobia and National Tensions in The Mad Death (BBC Scotland, 1983)”     – International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 11:1 (May 2018)

“Beacons of Light, Towers of Darkness: Lighthouses in Movies.” – Lighthouse Digest 24:2 (March-April 2015)

“Island Story: the life of Paris Singer.” – Taste of Singer Island, No.1 (April 2014)

“Horatio Ross: a Scottish Pioneer.” – Photographica World No.145 (Autumn 2013)

“Pugilist Parson: the strange tale of Radford of Lapford.” – Vintage Script Issue 11 (Autumn 2013)

“Egyptology and Photography: Two Founding Fathers.”    –  Ancient Egypt Vol.13, No. 6, Issue 78 (June-July 2013)

“Shadows of the Truth: the Photography of James Graham (1808-69)”   – Studies in Photography (2011)

“Gundulf – Monk, Bishop and Founder of Malling Abbey”  – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 145 (Spring 2008)

“Out of the Shadows: Iván Szabó (1822-58), a forgotten ‘photographic luminary’” –  Studies in Photography (2008)

“Some Macphails and Ardchattan”  – The Clan Chattan Journal (2007)

“The History of the Pluscarden Benedictines”  – St Austin’s Newsletter (December 2007)

“A Visit to Mount Stuart” –  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 144 (Autumn 2007)

“Aelred Carlyle in Scotland” – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 142 (Easter 2007)

“‘The Delight of Their Existence’: the photography of Horatio Ross of Rossie (1801-86) –  Studies in Photography: (2006)

“Dom Odo Blundell OSB (1868-1943): A Different Kind of Historian” – Innes Review 56:1 (2005)

“From Nelson to Anson” –  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 136 (Summer 2005)

“The Prior and the Poet” –   Pluscarden Benedictines No. 134 (Christmas 2004)

“Leslie Converts and Religious” – Scalan News 29 (Nov 2004)

“A Distiller’s Tale” – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 133 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

“The Native Tradition: St Gildas” – Pluscarden Benedictines No.133 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

“Pluscarden and the Bishops of Aberdeen” – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 131 (Winter 2003/4)

“A Good Deal of Calotyping” –  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 130 (Autumn 2003)



Book and Exhibition Reviews

Jean Scott, “Stanhopes: a Collectors’ Guide (Privately published, 2022) Photographica World No.173 (2023)

Brian Long, “The Book of the Leica R-series Cameras” (Veloce, 2019) and Anthony Hamber, “Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition” (V&A, 2018), Photographica World No.163 (2019)

“Gandolfi Family Business DVD”, Photographica World No.163 (2019)

Tyler Green, “Carleton Watkins” (University of California Press, 2018), Photographica World No.162 (2019)

“Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater”, British Association for Victorian Studies 18:3 (Dec 2018)

Jo Briggs, “Novelty Fair: British visual culture between Chartism & the Great Exhibition” Early Popular Visual Culture (2017)

Barry Turner, “The Victorian Parson”, British Association for Victorian Studies 16:3 (2016)

“Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century.” Royal Academy of Arts,  Studies in Photography (2011)

“The Cameron Collection: An Album of 19th century photographs of Moidart and Arisaig taken by Christian Cameron of Inverailort (1859-1941)”-  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 144 (Autumn 2007)

“Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland” (Dublin, 2006) – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 142 (Easter 2007)

“A Cairn of Small Stones” by John Watts (Mungo Books, 2006)  – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 142 (Easter 2007)

“John Henry Newman: Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the university of Oxford” (OUP, 2006) – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 141 (Christmas 2006)

“Researching Your Graveyard” (Historic Scotland, 2005)  –   Pluscarden Benedictines No. 136 (Summer 2005)

Articles (Web)
Anton Walbrook at the Bill Douglas Museum  (September 2010)
Photography at the Bill Douglas Centre (February 2012)

“Shadows from the East” – Raus Untoten, Volume Three (due for publication 2018?)
“Flesh” – in Your Worst Fears Confirmed (1991)
“Electro-Elateridae Eldritch” – in Your Worst Fears Confirmed (1990)

Exhibitions Curated

Seven Voyages of Sindbād the Sailor in The One Thousand and One Nights: Text, Imagery and Archaeology. Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Street Gallery, University of Exeter, 28 March to 29 September 2023

Anton Walbrook: Star and Enigma (Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, 6 March – 30 June 2013)

Rudolf Schlesinger: a display of documents to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death on 11 November 1969 (Glasgow University Library, 11 November 1994 – 6 January 1995)

Conference Papers and talks

Paper Trails, Masks and Mirrors – in search of Anton Walbrook, an elusive biographical subject – Stardom and the Archive conference, Exeter University, 8-9 February 2020

Re-viewing the Past, Re-shaping the Future: what we can learn from working with archives. Respect Festival, Exeter, 8 June 2019

The Modern Day Monks of Milton Abbas – Milton Abbas Local History Society, 6 December 2017

Ministers of ‘the Black Art’: the hybrid identity of the clergyman-photographer – Exeter University College of Humanities, Postgraduate Research Conference, 12 June 2017

Photography and Film: Ways of Seeing the World –  The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, 20 October 2016
Co-delivered with Dr Phil Wickham, Curator of the Museum

Moving Images, Still Photography – PCCGB SW Group, Lacock Village Hall, 17 July 2016
Discussing the depiction of photography – and photographers – in the movies, from the silent era to the present day.

Horatio Ross: Scottish pioneer of photography – PCCGB SW Group, Ruishton, 8 September 2013
Illustrated talk on Scottish photographer, MP and deerstalker Horatio Ross (1801-86)

Walbrook’s Royal Waltzes: Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert (The British Monarchy on Screen, Senate House, University of London, 23 November 2012)